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El Calafate is a small town in Patagonia, Argentina. It is situated in the southern border of Lake Argentino, in the southwest part of the Santa Cruz Province. Its name comes from a little bush with yellow flowers very common in Patagonia, with dark blue berries: the calafate (Berberis buxifolia); the word comes from the word "calafate", which is Spanish for "caulk".
El Calafate is an important tourist destination as the hub to visit different parts of the Los Glaciares National Park, including the Perito Moreno Glacier (one of the most visited in the world).
Hotels quoted are superior class categories (similar to 4* category). The hotels we use are clean, safe, with private facilities and are centrally located.
Today you will join your flight to EL CALAFATE, gateway to ‘Los Glaciares’ National Park’ declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its 365 glaciers. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overland trip to Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the world's largest active continental glaciers, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, because of its breathtaking beauty and the spectacular calving of its icebergs.
Day at leisure
Transfer to El Calafate airport for your departure flight.